Friday, 22 December 2017

Black Woodpecker pair

Black Woodpecker Dryocopos martius, male and female. The birds are changing over at the nesting cavity. Photo taken by Yann Cambon on the 13th ‎April ‎2015, in Dordogne, France.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Eurasian Wryneck

Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla, Le Teich, Gironde, France, Sept 6th, 2017. A wonderful photo taken by Yann Cambon. Merci!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Green Woodpecker toy

Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) toy. Probably gets the kids interested!

Monday, 7 August 2017


One for your diary perhaps, if you are in the UK this summer. An illustrated talk WOODPECKER - THE BIRD IN LEGEND AND MYTH at 11am on Sunday August 20th at the British Bird Fair.

Saturday, 13 May 2017


The Wryneck Jynx torquilla is an atypical woodpecker. This one was singing in the open in Hungary a few days ago (Gerard Gorman).

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Syrian Woodpecker adult male

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus, adult male. A recent image from eastern Hungary. Gerard Gorman. 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

White-backed Woodpecker preening

White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos, nominate race leucotos. Adult female, preening. Bükk Hills, Hungary, 2014.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Great Spotted Woodpecker on feeder

Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major, at a garden peanut feeder in Budapest, Hungary. This is the most common and widespread woodpecker in Europe, ranging from Ireland to the very east, and beyond into Asia, and from the treeline in the Arctic to North Africa.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker feeding

Male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor) pulling invertebrate prey (not sure exactly what it is, if you do, please let me know) from a twig. This great image was taken by András Kovács in Hungary.